Who else is reeling from a whirlwind week? Most of you have started school and some of you are about to start school – who knows if we’re coming or going? That’s one big reason why we decided to put together the Great Big Back to School Giveaway that is just for stressed out parents. If that’s you, click here for some quality TLC from RCM.
It doesn’t matter if it’s your first weekend back or your last weekend before school starts – there’s always plenty of fun to be had inside our weekly Huntsville Weekend Roundup below. There’s even more weekend goodness to be found in our full Event Calendar.
Free & Cheap
Free Live Music
Thursday through Sunday
One of the best ways to enjoy the summer without breaking your wallet! These family-friendly concerts are happening all weekend, all over North Alabama.
- Biergarten at USSRC – Thursday from 4:30 – 7:30 PM
- Under the Lights Downtown – Thursday from 5-8 PM
- Drive Through Concerts Downtown – Friday from 6-9 PM
- Concerts in Big Spring Park – Monday at 6:30 PM
Athens Kiddie Carnival
Thursday through Saturday
Cost: 50 cents per ride
Athens Lion’s Park | More Info
This is the LAST weekend to catch this summer carnival for kids. Seriously, read our review and you’ll be lining up! Tokens to ride are just $.50 each and all monies go to local charities. A North Alabama tradition that needs to become your family’s summer tradition.
Live Variety Show
Friday at 8:00 PM
Lowe Mill | More Info
Be a part of a live studio audience for a chance to be among three randomly selected and willing contestants and attempt to steal the show! Contestants will complete three rounds and wow the audience with their hidden talents, then the audience will vote for the winner! Who will receive $100 in cash as reward for playing? Live band. Live actors. Live fun. Recommended for teens & up and their parents.
Stock Up on School Snacks
Saturday from 8AM – Noon
Cost: FREE admission
Trinity Baptist Church | More Info
Help out local farmers and stock up your fridge with yummy snacks for your kids’ lunchbox at the same time! The Madison Farmer’s Market is every Saturday through November and provides a wide selection of the freshest local veggies, fruits, cheese, eggs, meats, milk, herbs, honey, jams, relishes, home-baked goods, plants and flowers.
Saturday from 9Am – Noon
Cost: FREE, online RSVP required
Home Depot | More Info
Join this hands-on workshop and you and your child can build a wooden Penske truck to roll some fun into August. Once the project is complete, your child can personalize their truck with stickers and paint. All kids get to keep their craft, receive a FREE certificate of achievement, a Workshop Apron, and a commemorative pin while supplies last. Children must be present at the store to participate in the workshop and receive the kit, apron and pin.
Community Day Carnival
Saturday from 10AM – 2PM
PromiseLand Ministries | More Info
Carnival Games, Bingo, & Raffles for prizes including NFL items and back-to-school backpacks. Fun, games, & prizes for all ages of kids, and refreshments will also be available on site: hot dogs, nachos, & snow cones.
International Sailor Moon Day
Saturday from 11AM – 1PM
Sugar Belle Bakery | More Info
Hamacon is proud to partner with Sugar Belle to host Huntsville’s 2nd Annual International Sailor Moon Day event! Join fellow Moonies as they gather together to celebrate their love of Sailor Moon. Come and enjoy photoshoots, music, snacks, trivia, prizes, and more! Feel free to dress as your favorite senshi, villain, guardian cat, etc.
Back to School Fashion Bash
Saturday at 1:30 PM
Cost: FREE, bring a school supply donation
Parkway Place Mall, Center Court | More Info
This annual fashion show will feature all the looks for school this year, as well as performances by local dance groups and photo opportunities with princesses and superheroes. This entire event is family friendly and free, but we ask you to bring a school supply donation for Free 2 Teach. We hope to see you there!
Rocket City Championship Wrestling
Saturday at 7PM
Cosmos Fitness | More Info
Rocket City Championship Wrestling returns with a action-packed card. All the body slammin’, rope bouncin’, pile drivin’ entertainment your family could ever hope for. Read our parent review before you go!
Worth the Money
The Science of Rock & Roll
Now – September 4th
Cost: $16-24, FREE for members
U.S. Space & Rocket Center | More Info
Get ready for “The Science of Rock N’ Roll,” an interactive exhibition unlike anything you’ve ever experienced. It’s the ultimate collaboration between rock ‘n roll, science and nerd-dom! Using instruments and hands-on interactive and innovative displays, you’ll discover the science, art, engineering and mathematics behind the creation of music.
Magic on the Mercury & Chase
Saturday at 10:00 AM
North AL Railroad Museum | More Info
Friends of Mr. Potter will be enchanted on this magical train ride! The second annual Magic on the Mercury & Chase is scheduled to depart from Platform “Six and Nine Quarters”. Our friends at NARM have lined up a couple of “special guests,” so be sure to grab a ticket online. It was a blast last year – don’t forget your wand if you have one.
Into the Woods
Friday through Sunday
VBCC Playhouse | More Info
The Huntsville Community Chorus Association presents Into the Woods. “Careful what you wish for…” In Stephen Sondheim and James Lapine’s fairy-tale inspired musical, the characters venture Into the Woods to make their wishes come true – the baker and his wife wish for a child; Cinderella wishes to go to the festival; and Jack wishes for a cow that will give milk. See the show, be entertained by wonderful young performers, and find out what happens after “happily ever after”!
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